Register
Join Cyclechaos! Motorcycles Wiki Forum Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Honda CB250


Jump to: navigation, search
Honda CB250
Manufacturer Honda
Brochures · Reviews · Ads · Videos

The Honda CB250 (known as the Nighthawk in the United States) fits in the 250 cc class of motorbikes, and has a 234 cc air cooled parallel twin engine.

The engine generates 20 hp (15 kW) and 14 lft·lbf of torque, achieves a top speed of around 80 mph (130 km/h) and has a dual-drum brake setup (front disk brake in Australia). It's light (130 kg), maneuverable, inexpensive to buy, economical to run, easy to maintain and attractive.

It is considered one of the best motorcycles to learn on and is used by most Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) training courses.


Contents

1991

1991 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


The Honda Nighthawk CB250'91 (CB250L'91 in California) was sold in 1991. One color was available: Passion Red. The "HONDA" wing and "NIGHTHAWK" decals were silver. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The California serial number began JH2MC241*MK000007 while the rest of the United States models began JH2MC240*MK000014 (where the * indicates a checksum number).

1992

1992 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


The CB250'92 Nighthawk was sold in 1992 in either Myth Blue Metallic or Passion Red. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*NK100001.

1993

1993 Honda CB250 Nighthawk
1993 Honda CB250 Nighthawk in Black
1993 Honda CB250 Nighthawk in Black
1993 Honda CB250 Nighthawk in Black
1993 Honda CB250 Nighthawk in Black
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red
1993 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red


The CB250'93 Nighthawk was sold in 1993 in one of three colors: Black, Candy Bourgogne Red, or Candy Tahitian Blue. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*PK200001.

1994

1994 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


The CB250'94 Nighthawk was sold in 1994 in one of three colors: Black, Metallic Blue, or Candy Red. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*RK300001.

1995

1995 Honda CB250 Nighthawk
1995 Honda CB250 in Red


The CB250'95 Nighthawk was sold in 1995 in only two colors: Black or Candy Red. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*SK400001.

1996

1996 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


The CB250'96 Nighthawk was sold in 1996 in the same two colors as the previous year: Black or Candy Red. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*TK500001.

1997

1997 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


The CB250'97 Nighthawk was sold in 1997 in the same two colors as the '95 and '96 models: Black or Candy Red. The engine was a 234cc 4-stroke OHC parallel twin with a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2MC240*VK600001.

2003

2003 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


2003 Nighthawk 250 (CB250)

2004

2004 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


  • Engine Type: 234cc air-cooled vertical twin-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 53.0mm x 53.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26.0mm CV
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 31.0mm fork; 5.5-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual rear shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.9-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Drum
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 90/100-18
  • Rear Tire: 120/90-16
  • Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.3 inches
  • Dry Weight: 287.0 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.3 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Warranty: 1 year

2005

2005 Honda CB250 Nighthawk


  • Engine Type: 234cc air-cooled vertical twin-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 53.0mm x 53.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.2:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC; two valves per cylinder
  • Carburetion: Single 26.0mm CV
  • Ignition: CDI
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
  • Front Suspension: 31.0mm fork; 5.5-inch travel
  • Rear Suspension: Dual rear shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability; 3.9-inch travel
  • Front Brake: Drum
  • Rear Brake: Drum
  • Front Tire: 90/100-18
  • Rear Tire: 120/90-16
  • Wheelbase: 56.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 29.3 inches
  • Dry Weight: 287 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.3 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
  • Emissions: California version differs slightly due to emissions equipment.
  • Available Colors: Black
  • Warranty: 1 year

2006

2006 Honda Nighthawk 250 in White


2007

2007 Honda Nighthawk 250 in Red


2008

2008 Honda Nighthawk 250


Related External Threads

Verified Flickr Images

Views